Picture of the Week 39

October 17, 2011

  I was a few days in Vienna last week and saw this life size figure out of confectionary in the shop window of Demel’s. I noticed the hordes of tourists standing in front of it first. Indeed it is difficult to think of another city where you could find such a shop window.  

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Twenty Years Of Apple

October 12, 2011

A few weeks ago, when I pulled my MacBook Air out of my bag someone said something like: “Ahaa, so you too have converted to Apple?” I was slightly offended by the remark which was probably not intended to be derogatory. Apparently bankers are not supposed to have Apple computers. The death of Steve Jobs […]

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Bucharest Marathon 2011, Ex Post

October 9, 2011

There was never any doubt about running in the Bucharest Marathon event. It is organized by my wife and my employer is the main sponsor. The only valid excuse not to participate would have been to take part this same weekend in the World Championship Ironman in Kona, Hawaii, but I didn’t earn a slot. […]

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Picture of the Week 38

October 8, 2011

    Difficult choice this week. I spent last weekend in the Danube Delta and returned home with over 30 GB of images. This is one of my favorites, a sunset. Of course I have many more and if you are interested some of them are posted here. Some good shots of pelicans and other […]

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NOKIA Wake-Up Call

October 4, 2011

The news that Nokia is closing its facilities near Cluj and leaving Romania hit the news last week. This is not good news and has led to a flow of declarations and statements about the lack of attractiveness of Romania as destination for foreign investment. I was also asked to comment on this several times, […]

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Picture of the Week 37

September 25, 2011

  I decided to post new pictures for the rotating batch on my blog first in the form of  a “Picture of the Week”. This one I took last week in the Lipscani area in Bucharest. The contrasts in textures and the shapes appealed to me. It is actually not the first time I capture […]

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The Lucky Cat

August 16, 2011

I haven’t posted for quite some time now. The reason for this was another project that took up all my time, an Ironman triathlon. I ‘ll write about this some other time.  But now, with my  Ironman out of the way, I was just waiting for the right moment to resume my blog. Yesterdays events […]

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The Lucky Dog

December 22, 2010

I was in a meeting when my son called. He is a student at a Dutch university but visiting for the Christmas holidays. “Dad, please send a car, quickly!”  What had happened? He had gone for a run around Hereastrau lake with his mother and our dog. This is nothing special, we run around the […]

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Parking, Places and Parking Places

December 17, 2010

Is seems to be en vogue to express opinions on areas in which you don’t have any competence. I decided to try this out for myself and picked a subject I don’t pretend to know much about: parking in Bucharest. Now, it is not difficult to have an opinion on parking in Bucharest. A lot […]

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Bikes are Best

November 27, 2010

This is a guest post by my friend D. Tramp. Not only do we work and live in the same part of town, we also share a passion for bikes. My Favorite Place The best place to take a nap in the afternoon is this round field with grass in front of the tall green […]

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